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An Illustration Of The Egyptian, Grecian, And Roman Costume; In Forty Outlines, With Descriptions, Selected, Drawn, & Engraved, By Thomas Baxter.

Thomas Baxter

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London: Printed For William Miller, Albemarle Street; By J. & E. Hodson, Cross Street, Hatton Garden., 1810.

Physical Description

16 p., frontis., 40 pl.; 293 mm. (Quarto.)


[Frontis., t.p., dedic., note] - Description Of The Plates; [colophon] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

All plates are signed as drawn and engraved by T. Baxter.

The work is dedicated by Thomas Baxter to Henry Fuseli, Esq., Professor In Painting, And Keeper Of The Royal Academy.


R. Colas, Bibliographie Générale du Costume (1933), no. 249, p.86.

Summary Note

A title variant is included in the frontispiece: 'Outlines From The Antique'.

The frontispiece shows a helmeted head of Athene, on a Greek vase. The other plates are captioned, and show: 1. Osiris and Isis; 2. Egyptian female; 3. Egyptian costume; 4. Egyptian tumbler; 5. Juno, Neptune, Ceres; 6. Jupiter, Minerva, Hercules; 7. Hercules and Hippolyta; 8. Hercules shooting; 9. Homer and a Muse; 10. Grecian heads; 11. Grecian priest and priestess; 12. Priest and faun; 13. Faun and Bacchante; 14, 15. Bacchants; 16. Grecian musicians; 17. Greek philosopher; 18, 19. Greek warriors; 20. Iris; 21. Young warrior; 22. Pyrrhic or war dance; 23, 24. Pelops and Hippodamia, or rape of Helen; 25-30. Grecian ladies; 31. Comedian; 32. Tumbling; 33. Roman consul; 34-37. Roman officers and soldiers; 38. Roman heads; 39. Roman lady; 40. Roman youth and children. The images are drawn from sculptures, vases and other objects, in various collections.


Presented by the author; gift acknowledged 23 July 1810 (see RA Council Minutes, IV, 228).

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; rebacked in 1993, spine lettered 'Baxter's Ancient Costumes' and '1810'.


Costume - Dress - Egypt - Greece - Rome - Mediterranean Region - History
Drawings - Great Britain - 19th century
Art history - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century


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